Explain the major components of the U.S. health care system, their functions, and the relationships among these components.

Assignment 3: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Professional Services

Due Week 8 and worth 160 points

Imagine you are the head administrator at Well Being Hospital, a hypothetical local health care facility. Your task is to communicate with Get Well Drugs, a major U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturer, in order to determine if the drugs supplied by this manufacturer are within benchmark standards set forth by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are thus suitable for use at your hospital. Specifically, you have to report your findings to the health care professionals who use these medications.

Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Recommend a strategy for communication with Get Well Drugs in order to determine if the drugs supplied by this manufacturer are within benchmark standards set forth by the FDA.
  2. Outline a plan for asking questions directed toward Get Well Drugs about any FDA regulations which may be applicable to your local hospital.
  3. Outline a plan for communicating these findings to a local consortium of nurses and physicians at your hospital. This plan must include, at a minimum, the cost of the drugs, as well as the types of drugs for use in mental, behavioral, and general services.
  4. Conclude your findings, in which you suggest the pros and cons of using Get Well Drugs.
  5. Use at least four (4) recent (i.e., last five [5] years), quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any aIDitional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the major components of the U.S. health care system, their functions, and the relationships among these components.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in health services organization.
  • Write clearly and concisely about health services organization using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 150 Assignment 3: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Professional Services
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Recommend a strategy for communication with Get Well Drugs in order to determine if the drugs supplied by this manufacturer are within benchmark standards set forth by the FDA.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely recommended a strategy for communication with Get Well Drugs in order to determine if the drugs supplied by this manufacturer are within benchmark standards set forth by the FDA. Partially recommended a strategy for communication with Get Well Drugs in order to determine if the drugs supplied by this manufacturer are within benchmark standards set forth by the FDA. Satisfactorily recommended a strategy for communication with Get Well Drugs in order to determine if the drugs supplied by this manufacturer are within benchmark standards set forth by the FDA. Thoroughly recommended a strategy for communication with Get Well Drugs in order to determine if the drugs supplied by this manufacturer are within benchmark standards set forth by the FDA.
2. Outline a plan for asking questions directed toward Get Well Drugs about any FDA regulations which may be applicable to your local hospital.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely outlined a plan for asking questions directed toward Get Well Drugs about any FDA regulations which may be applicable to your local hospital. Partially outlined a plan for asking questions directed toward Get Well Drugs about any FDA regulations which may be applicable to your local hospital. Satisfactorily outlined a plan for asking questions directed toward Get Well Drugs about any FDA regulations which may be applicable to your local hospital. Thoroughly outlined a plan for asking questions directed toward Get Well Drugs about any FDA regulations which may be applicable to your local hospital.
3. Outline a plan for communicating these findings to a local consortium of nurses and physicians at your hospital. This plan must include, at a minimum, the cost of the drugs, as well as the types of drugs for use in mental, behavioral, and general services.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely outlined a plan for communicating these findings to a local consortium of nurses and physicians at your hospital. Did not submit or incompletely included, at a minimum, the cost of the drugs, as well as the types of drugs for use in mental, behavioral, and general services. Partially outlined a plan for communicating these findings to a local consortium of nurses and physicians at your hospital. Partially included, at a minimum, the cost of the drugs, as well as the types of drugs for use in mental, behavioral, and general services. Satisfactorily outlined a plan for communicating these findings to a local consortium of nurses and physicians at your hospital. Satisfactorily included, at a minimum, the cost of the drugs, as well as the types of drugs for use in mental, behavioral, and general services. Thoroughly outlined a plan for communicating these findings to a local consortium of nurses and physicians at your hospital. Thoroughly included, at a minimum, the cost of the drugs, as well as the types of drugs for use in mental, behavioral, and general services.
4. Conclude your findings, in which you suggest the pros and cons of using Get Well Drugs.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely concluded your findings, in which you suggested the pros and cons of using Get Well Drugs. Partially concluded your findings, in which you suggested the pros and cons of using Get Well Drugs. Satisfactorily concluded your findings, in which you suggested the pros and cons of using Get Well Drugs. Thoroughly concluded your findings, in which you suggested the pros and cons of using Get Well Drugs.
5.4 recent (i.e., last five [5] years) references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
6.Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
7.Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and  reference section

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section. In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style. In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.
8.Information Literacy / Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.   Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
9.Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.  

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